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April 2023 Speaker News

April 2023 Speaker News

This is our April Speaker News round-up this month featuring feedback on Oli France, Anj Handa, Anne Wafula Strike, James Poulter, and Cerrie Burnell; we welcome James Knight and Araceli Camargo to the website;  Enda O’Doherty, Mike Greene and Stephen Whitton share new speaking clips and we have news on Jackie Handy’s 500 mile charity walk.


Brilliant thank you, we had a really lovely chat and the event was well attended. Thank you for your help with securing such a great speaker. On Cerrie Burnell – March 2023

The talk went very well, super engaging and the team involved was very happy. Anne was a pleasure to work with. On Anne Wafula Strike – March 2023

Anj was fantastic yesterday, so inspiring and the feedback from colleagues was well received. On Anj Handa – March 2023

‘Oli recently spoke at our annual Business Network Live event. His presentation was inspirational, fun, and informative and Oli was a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend him.’  On Oli France – Jan 2023

It was a fabulous event with lots of great content. Our members really enjoyed the interactive element. Please send a big thank you to James. On James Poulter -March 2023


We are delighted to have added James Knight and Araceli Camargo to the website

James Knight is a former Royal Marines Commando Officer with over 20 years of leadership and well-being experience and a speaker on finance, change, and team-building.

In 2007 James Knight was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in operations, and as a result of his experiences, he can offer a wealth of lessons that he has learned. James describes leadership as a combination of learnt experiences and ‘borrowed’ ideas.

James Knight now runs his own financial advice practice where he has developed techniques that inspire his clients to be more engaging and passionate about their personal finances. Building a practice through fostering deep relationships with his clients and really getting to know what emotions drive their financial decisions, James draws on his leadership skills to get the very best outcomes for his clients. More details on his speaking topics can be found here 

Araceli Camargo is a cognitive neuroscientist and science communicator and keynote speaker. She was the lab director at The Centrica Lab which is in partnership with UCL. She takes her expertise in cognitive flexibility into corporate settings and encourages companies to enable changes in their work habits, with tools rather than processes.

Pioneering the school of thought that understanding how the brain works and learning how to interact with it effectively is paramount to every working practice. She uses this idea to give us insight into how to think, how to problem solve, and how to deal with constant change.

On a mission to encourage businesses to think better by managing how their brain works, she applies innovative thinking to business issues. She successfully applies tools to businesses through her academic studies in the world of neuroscience and her practical experience of running businesses, The Cube London, and WeCreate in New York City. More can be found on her webpage 


Enda O’Doherty is an inspirational speaker and endurance athlete who has taken on some of the world’s toughest challenges. His endurance, drive and passion, and ability to convey a message have made him a much sought-after speaker. Enda has shared with us his updated showreel 

Mike Greene is an entrepreneur, growth mentor, consultant, and speaker on strategic change and Leadership. Born and raised on council estates, Mike Greene has worked hard to achieve success within the business world.

Mike rose through the ranks and by his early twenties had established his own retail consultancy business; a meteoric rise, followed by a dramatic change in fortunes, which resulted in him losing everything. Undeterred he did it all again – but this time, he did it right.  A clip of him speaking in Surviving and Thriving in a Recession can be found here 

Stephen Whitton is a Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Influencer, Mental Health Warrior, and survivor who has been speaking up for mental health in masculine environments. Stephen Whitton is the Founder of [M]enable – the global movement for mental health support in the Automotive Sector. After a successful career spanning 35 years in the industry, with numerous roles from Salesman to Executive Director, he is a renowned authority on employee well-being to achieve results.

Stephen recently shared with us a clip from his speech called “Stand Well Back”


Alex Staniforth is a record-breaking adventurer, ultra-endurance athlete, published author, motivational speaker, brand ambassador, and charity founder from Cheshire who has never taken the conventional path to the top. He has recently updated his biog for us which can be found here.

Jackie Handy is flying out to France on the 25th April 2023 to begin the Camino De Santiago – a 500 mile walk from South West France to North West Spain. She is raising money for Dementia UK and if you interested in sponsoring please visit her Just Giving page.

And lastly congratulations to the founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers Anj Handa, who has been included in Charity Times annual list of women making change in the charity sector.  The article stated – 

“Nominated for her Inspiring Women Changemakers network and the capacity-building she has done for grassroots organisations and the work she’s done to grow and develop charity trustees @AnjHanda is inspiring women across the sector.” To read more please visit their website. 

That is in for this month. As always if we can help with any enquiries for a motivational speaker please drop us a line on enquiries@scampspeakers.co.uk 


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.